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Judge Orders Ballmer to Testify in 'Vista Capable' Class-Action Lawsuit

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in October that he had no knowledge »11/23/08 3:22pm11/23/08 3:22pm of the debacle that's since spawned a class-action lawsuit, but a federal judge wants him to testify in the case anyway. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman smacked down Microsoft's earlier claims that Ballmer shouldn't have to testify, and wrote…

HP Not Too Happy About the 'Vista Capable' Standards Scandal

The class-action lawsuit »11/18/08 7:07am11/18/08 7:07am filed against Microsoft for allegedly lowering the requirements for a "Vista Capable" sticker to appease Intel (henceforth referred to as Stickergate) has begun to turn up some dirt. Apparently HP wasn't exactly thrilled to find out about the artificially lowered standards after they spent $7m…

Microsoft Lowered Vista Hardware Requirements to Appease Intel

The class-action lawsuit against Microsoft »11/15/08 10:30am11/15/08 10:30am for its misleading "Vista Capable" marketing let loose another scandal when emails between Microsoft and Intel execs , suggesting Microsoft cut Vista's hardware requirements to help out Intel. Originally, Intel's 915 series chipsets didn't qualify for the important "Vista…

Best Buy Pressured Microsoft To Create Crippled Vista Label; Intel Off the Hook?

A month ago, everyone wanted to vilify Intel for pressuring Microsoft into approving the crippled "Vista Capable" label for certain low-grade PCs. But new evidence suggests A) that Best Buy was instrumental in approving the sinister two-tiered Vista approach very early on and B) that all of this hare-brained scheming… »3/28/08 11:20am3/28/08 11:20am